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Hol·land

 (hŏl′ənd)
2. A region of the Netherlands on the North Sea. Much of Holland lies below sea level and consists of agriculturally fertile polders. In the 1500s and 1600s, Holland's growth as a shipping and commercial center made it the most influential and prosperous region of the Netherlands.

Hol′land·er n.

hol·land

 (hŏl′ənd)
n.
A cotton or linen fabric, usually sized or glazed, that is used especially for window shades, bookbinding, and upholstery.

[Middle English holand, after Holand (Holland), a former province of the Netherlands, from Middle Dutch.]

holland

(ˈhɒlənd)
n
(Textiles) a coarse linen cloth, used esp for furnishing
[C15: after Holland, where it was made]

Holland

(ˈhɒlənd)
n
1. (Placename) another name for the Netherlands
2. (Placename) a county of the Holy Roman Empire, corresponding to the present-day North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands
3. (Placename) Parts of an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire

Holland

(ˈhɒlənd)
n
1. (Biography) Henry. 1745–1806, British neoclassical architect. His work includes Brooks's Club (1776) and Carlton House (1783), both in London
2. (Biography) Sir Sidney George. 1893–1961, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1949–57)

Hol•land

(ˈhɒl ənd)

n.
1. John Philip, 1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
2. the Netherlands.
3. a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
4. (often l.c.) a cotton cloth with an opaque finish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Holland - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North SeaHolland - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Benelux - a customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg
Amsterdam, capital of The Netherlands, Dutch capital - an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
Apeldoorn - a city of east central Netherlands; a popular tourist center and site of the summer residence of the Dutch royal family
Arnhem - a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine River; site of a battle in 1944 during World War II
Den Haag, 's Gravenhage, The Hague - the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice
Eindhoven - city in southeastern Netherlands noted for electrical industry
Nijmegen - an industrial city in the eastern Netherlands
Rotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea
Leiden, Leyden - a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620
Utrecht - a city in the central Netherlands
Friesland - one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
Frisian Islands - a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of northwestern Europe extending from the IJsselmeer to Jutland
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Hoek van Holland, Hook of Holland - a cape on the southwestern coast of the Netherlands near Rotterdam
IJssel, IJssel river - a river in the central Netherlands flowing north to the IJsselmeer
IJsselmeer - a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee
Meuse, Meuse River - a European river; flows into the North Sea
Rhein, Rhine River, Rhine - a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
Dutchman, Hollander, Netherlander - a native or inhabitant of Holland
Translations
Холандия
Holandsko
Holland
Holland
Hollanti
NizozemskaHolandija
Hollandia
Holland
オランダ
네덜란드
Holland
ประเทศฮอลแลนด์
nước Hà Lan

Holland

[ˈhɒlənd] NHolanda f

Holland

[ˈhɒlənd] nHollande f
in Holland → en Hollande
to Holland → en Hollande

Holland

nHolland nt

Holland

[ˈhɒlənd] nOlanda

Holland

هُولَندَا Holandsko Holland Holland Ολλανδία Holanda Hollanti Hollande Nizozemska Olanda オランダ 네덜란드 Holland Holland Holandia Holanda Голландия Holland ประเทศฮอลแลนด์ Hollanda nước Hà Lan 荷兰
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Perhaps the only formal whaling code authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland.
There were telegrams to the national office from enthusiastic individuals in little towns which had made amazing and unprecedented increases in a single year: Benedict, Kansas, from 26 to 260; Henderson, Kentucky, from 19 to 111; Holland, Michigan, from 14 to 208; Cleo, Oklahoma, from 0 to 104; Martin's Ferry, Ohio, from 0 to 296--and many more of the same kind.
From Paris I branched out and walked through Holland and Belgium, procuring an occasional lift by rail or canal when tired, and I had a tolerably good time of it "by and large.
My second daughter, Augusta, went with her mama to visit the school, and on her return she exclaimed: 'Oh, dear papa, how quiet and plain all the girls at Lowood look, with their hair combed behind their ears, and their long pinafores, and those little holland pockets outside their frocks--they are almost like poor people's children
Wragge alone, attired in a voluminous brown holland wrapper, with a limp cape and a trimming of dingy pink ribbon.
Immediately a girl in a holland dress shot down through space; whirled round the curve with a fearless centrifugal toss of her ankle; and vanished into the darkness beneath.
But meeting a trade-wind two days after I came on board him, we sailed southward a long time, and coasting New Holland, kept our course west-south-west, and then south-south-west, till we doubled the Cape of Good Hope.
More and more were demanded, until to-day there are more telephones in New York than there are in the four countries, France, Belgium, Holland, and Switzerland combined.
Sancho did so with great alacrity, and though the valise was secured by a chain and padlock, from its torn and rotten condition he was able to see its contents, which were four shirts of fine holland, and other articles of linen no less curious than clean; and in a handkerchief he found a good lot of gold crowns, and as soon as he saw them he exclaimed:
The provinces of Holland, till they were overwhelmed in debts and taxes, took a leading and conspicuous part in the wars of Europe.
Holland, in which no particle of the supreme authority is derived from the people, has passed almost universally under the denomination of a republic.
Seward's, and if they brought him all the way from Holland to look after Lucy.